Lot 9
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DAVID ROBERTS, R.A. | The Citadel of Tangier, Morocco

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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  • Roberts
  • The Citadel of Tangier, Morocco
  • signed and indistinctly dated David Roberts 1837 lower right
  • watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and touches of gum arabic
  • 24.9 by 39.2 cm., 9 3/4 by 15 1/2 in.


Sale: Sotheby’s, London, 5 April 1973, lot 136
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 14 April 1976, lot 58;
Leggatt's, London (purchased at the above sale)
Purchased from the above by the present owner


by J. Stephenson, 1838

Catalogue Note

Roberts painted this watercolour in order that it be engraved by J. Stephenson and included in Thomas Roscoe’s The Tourist in Spain and Morocco, illustrated from drawings by David Roberts (published by Robert Jennings, London, 1838). The watercolour is based on a drawing that Roberts executed while in Tangier on the 9 March 1833, which is now in the British Museum, London (1910.2.18.52).

We are very grateful to Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz for her help when cataloguing this lot.